Actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman dead at 46

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  NEW YORK (AP) – Police say Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his New York City apartment. He was 46.   Hoffman was found dead Sunday afternoon in his Manhattan home. His cause of death wasn’t officially determined.   Hoffman, who was no matinee idol figure with his tubby, lumpy build and limp blond hair, made his career mostly as a character actor. He was nominated for Oscars four times in all, winning in 2005 for “Capote.”   One of his breakthrough roles came as a gay member of a porno film crew in “Boogie Nights.” He often played comic, slightly off-kilter characters in movies like “The Big Lebowski” and…

Middleburg man injured in crash


MIDDLECREEK — A Middleburg man was injured in a Friday morning crash.  According to police, 54-year-old Clark Henss suffered major injuries when his vehicle hit a tree.  The one vehicle accident occured just before 6:00a.m. in Middlecreek Township. Henss was attempting to negotiate a curve on Gravel Road when he lost control of his vehicle.  The SUV struck a tree on the rear driver side, then slammed into a tree with the front bumper.  Henss was flown to Geisinger Medical Center for treatment of major injuries.  He is currently listed in critical condition.  (Codi Jade) Follow

Fund set up for Klingerstown fire victims

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  KLINGERSTOWN – A fund has been established to help the four families left homeless following a Klingerstown fire. Tricia Reed is case manager for the Klingerstown Longterm Recovery Committee. She says instead of grouping the families together, they decided to make separate accounts for each group.   So, four separate accounts have been set up for those living in the four separate apartments. Those people in need include the Miller family of eight, Kristy Shutt and her 3-year-old son, couple Sandy Fox and Efrain Ponce, and friends Santiago Leal and Jose Ramirez. Reed says if a check is sent for “the Klingerstown fire victims,” the funds will be divided equally between all four families….

VIDEO HERE: Local cancer foundation starts new fundraising campaign


UNDATED – A local foundation is working to raise $5,000 to help families in The Valley who are battling cancer.  The DJD Fight On Foundation is a nonprofit started after the passing of Derrick Dull, who had leukemia. His wife Mindy Dull of Lewisburg says the foundation helps carry on her husband’s legacy.  “While Derrick was in the hospital, I was able to stay with him because we had family and friends who were able to provide financial support for us.  We saw so many families who did not have that same support, so Derrick had a mission that he would provide financial help for patients.  Unfortunately he passed away and he wasn’t able to…